Pro Football: Just Like Papa Played

Football, as the pros love to say, is a game of infinite complexity — and George Stanley Halas of the Chicago Bears has done as much as anyone to muddle things up. He revived the T-formation, invented the man-in-motion initiated the use of spread ends. He was the first coach to use movies regularly for spotting mistakes and plotting strategy. ("They ran the same play 30 times, without saying a word," marveled an onlooker at one early Chica go screening session. "Finally someone said, 'It's the goddamned guard,' and the meeting was over.") Now that everybody else has stolen...

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